Steve Coyne – ISSA-Certified Personal Trainer
After struggling with obesity as a child and teenager, Steve began working out seriously at age 15. During his teenage years, Steve overcame weight issues and fell in love with the world of fitness and strength training. In a short time, he amassed several hard fought accomplishments including a 600 pound raw squat and a 3.5x bodyweight deadlift while stripping away over 90 pounds of fat, all before graduating from high school! It was these achievements that proved to Steve the possibilities that fitness opens.
Wanting to share these possibilities to more people, Steve earned his personal training certification through ISSA in 2010. Since that time, Steve has trained a wide variety of clients and goals, from seniors fitness classes to body-weight only training to strength and conditioning training. Although the clients may differ one things remain the same: the belief and backing that anyone, regardless of circumstance, can do things previously thought impossible through focused action, hard work and dedication. No matter what circumstance you may face, Steve will always push you beyond your limits and provide a constant driving reminder that you can accomplish great things.
Lea Tallia – ACE-Certified Personal Trainer
Lea is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She hails from Oakland, California where she grew up a competitive gymnast. Lea moved to Chicago to attend college at DePaul University where she played on the Women’s Rugby Team. As a lifelong fitness enthusiast she is a true “gym rat” who enjoys learning new styles and methods to keep workouts exciting and challenging. Lea’s experience in competitive sports and traditional strength training allow her to take a holistic approach and focus not only on motivating people in the gym but encouraging them to make better choices outside of the gym. She still incorporates her gymnastics training into her fitness routine so if you’re looking to master a handstand or gain flexibility come see Lea!
Angelica Miller – ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer, Peak Pilates Mat Certified Instructor
Angelica first set her sights on the training world when she participated in soccer and gymnastics throughout high school and college. Definitely acquiring some injuries of her own during that time first brought light to her need and interest in post-rehab and preventative exercise. She started her journey by attending college at Andrews University for Exercise Science with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy, finally finishing off with getting her personal training certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. She believes that everyone is an athlete, just in different stages and loves to see everyone reach their goals. So whether you need motivation to move or feel better, Angelica will help you focus on what you need to do to succeed!
Post Rehabilitation, Preventative Correctives, Lumbar/Core Strength and Stability, Weight-loss, Power Plate Training, Myofascial Release, Pilates, Soccer, Boxing, Lifestyle Coach
Rachel Blaine – Certified Pilates Trainer, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
Originally from the Chicagoland area, Rachel fled to warmer weather for college and received a Bachelor’s in Creative Writing and a Masters in Writing for the Stage and Screen from Florida State University. Her degrees took her to Los Angeles where she found a healthier lifestyle and fell in love with Pilates. Having scoliosis and Fibromyalgia herself, Rachel found Pilates to be the perfect method to strengthen her body while lessening her pain. Rachel enjoys teaching people how to find their inner strength and showing her clients that this work, though challenging, is for every body. In addition, she has a beautiful baby girl, and can help expecting mothers and new mothers alike prep and rebuild after a safe delivery!
(*missing from the fitness fun, Angelica Miller)